The ESU International Public Speaking Competition will take place between May 11th and 15th 2015.
The theme for the National Finals and International Final is 'To Be Ignorant of the Past is to Remain a Child'. The theme for the heats of the International Finals is 'Culture is Not a Luxury, But a Necessity'.
The ESU International Public Speaking Competition has now been running for 33 years. When the IPSC started, it was an international tournament between the national public speaking champions of England and Australia. Today, the competition reaches over 40,000 young people in 50 countries across the globe. Recent winners of the competition have included Mauritius, The Philippines, Yemen, Lebanon, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia.
The purpose of the IPSC is to bring together the best speakers from all over the world for a week of international cultural exchange and public speaking competition. It showcases the very highest standard of public speaking from around the world, while giving delegates an opportunity to meet and engage with other young people of different backgrounds and cultures.
The 2015 handbook can be found here
The ESU is grateful to HSBC for its financial support of the International Public Speaking Competition.